Note: The question isn't "the 5 best ...?". Though they may be the same, they may not as well. I have a lot of favorite players but I thought choosing just 5 would be a fair challenge. "Favorite " is obviously personal, informed by our individual experiences, musical philosophy and beliefs, and our own musical journeys. My Fave 5 all hit me inside with both emotion and amazement. JPJ Jamerson McCartney Berry Oakley Tommy Shannon Who are yours?